What Are Some Schools That Offer Courses to Become a Veterinary Technician?


California State Polytechnic University- Pomona, SUNY College of Technology at Delhi, Community College of Denver, Joliet Junior College and Purdue University are some schools that offer programs and courses for veterinary technology. These schools are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. The AVMA, Vet Tech and Vet Tech Colleges websites offer resources where students can find schools in the United States.

At the AVMA site, there is a listing of accredited schools by state. By clicking on a particular school; students are directed to the school website to learn more about the program options. There also are accredited distance education programs listed by states for this field.

The Vet Tech website provides links to different websites that offer information on accredited programs. This site also explains that the most common two-year associate degree students obtain is the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Students interested in an online program can use the online degree finder offered by this site.

At the Vet Tech Colleges website, students interested in this field can search for schools in a particular state by using the state map provided. By clicking on a state, students are directed to a page that lists schools and information on its accreditation, availability of an online program and how to become a vet tech in the particular state. For example, for New York state, students must graduate from an accredited school that is registered in this state, pass a national exam for vet techs and then apply for licensure to work in the field.